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Oregon placed on probation by NCAA

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon will lose one scholarship each of the next three seasons and was placed on probation for three years for recruiting violations under former coach Chip Kelly, but avoided a bowl ban under NCAA sanctions issued on Wednesday. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions found that Kelly and the university failed...
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Gems snap losing streak in extras

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An RBI single by Ryan Clark brought in Austen Brand from second base with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, breaking a three-game losing streak for Klamath Falls Gems with a 6-5 win over the Cowlitz Black Bears on Tuesday night at Kiger Stadium. Voice of the...
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Dodgers take second straight from Giants

LOS ANGELES – Matt Kemp was insistent about getting back into the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup Tuesday night after three frustrating weeks on the disabled list, and the last thing on his mind was whether his troublesome right hamstring would hold up. So when it came time to test his leg, it passed with flying...
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Pirates smack five homers to beat Seattle

SEATTLE – Starling Marte got the Pirates started with a triple – and it only got better after that. Marte hit two of Pittsburgh’s five home runs and Jeff Locke pitched seven sharp innings to lead the Pirates past the Seattle Mariners 9-4 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. Marte opened the game...
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Oregon about to learn its fate from NCAA

EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon Ducks are about to hear the NCAA’s decision on possible recruiting violations. The NCAA’s Division I Committee on Infractions will release a public report on the findings of its investigation and any possible sanctions against Oregon’s football program Wednesday morning. The NCAA has been looking into payments Oregon made to...
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Cowlitz takes opener from Gems

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Cowlitz Black Bears took advantage of 11 walks by Klamath Falls Gems pitching and scratched out six hits to win 4-3 on Monday night at Kiger Stadium. In the first of three games between the two teams, Gems batters could only manage two hits off Black Bears starter Billy...
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Big Ten, Pac-12 set bowl agreements

SAN FRANCISCO – With an emphasis on destination diversity and expanding West Coast markets, the Big Ten and Pac-12 are strengthening their traditional ties with a pair of matchups in California bowl games. The Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in the San Francisco Bay Area announced six-year agreements Monday...
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Puig powers Dodgers over Giants

LOS ANGELES – One by one, Los Angeles Dodgers opponents are learning the perils of challenging Yasiel Puig. The rookie sensation hit his seventh home run in 20 major league games and added a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning against Madison Bumgarner, leading the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants...
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Gems close out road trip with loss

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A five-run second inning by the Corvallis Knights countered a four-run first inning by the Klamath Falls Gems, as Corvallis won 9-8 in the finale of the three-game series at Goss Stadium Sunday afternoon. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman wraps-up the Gems’ nine-game road trip Trailing 9-6, Klamath Falls started a...
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Timbers are MLS leaders for first time ever

PORTLAND, Ore. – Frederic Piquionne, Will Johnson and Ryan Johnson scored and the Portland Timbers ran their unbeaten streak to 15 games with a 3-0 victory Sunday over Colorado. The Timbers are tied with Real Salt Lake for best record in MLS with 30 points, the first time in the team’s three-year history it has...
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